What Are The Requirements For New Commercial Construction Permits?

New construction permits require three sets of drawings and an approved site plan. All plans for new construction and alterations shall be sealed by an architect or engineer legally registered under the laws of this state for the following:

  • All Group A, E, I occupancies
  • Building and structures three stories or more high
  • Buildings and structures 5,000 sq ft or more in area.
    Plans are required on all commercial jobs.
    One set is forwarded to the Fire Marshal’s Office for their review, one set is retained for our records, and one set is given to the contractor at the time of permitting. All associated fees are required at the time of permitting.
    The drawings may be submitted for review without the approved site plan but no permits will be issued until an approved copy of the site plan is submitted.
    Drawings shall be prepared and shall bear the seal of the registered architect in the following: Assembly occupancies, educational occupancies, health care occupancies, correction or detention facilities, hotels, dormitories or lodging facilities, multi-family housing or apartment complexes, care facilities, and any occupancy other than single family residences and domestic outbuildings that exceeds 5,000 square feet and three or more stories in height.
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1. I need an Emergency After-Hours Inspection.
2. When Do I Need A Permit?
3. What work is exempt from permit?
4. What Codes Have Been Adopted that Govern Construction, Repairs, And Renovations?
5. How do I request an inspection online?
6. How do I check the status of an inspection?
7. What Determines The Cost Of My Permit?
8. What are the top reasons for a failed inspection?
9. What Are The Requirements For New Commercial Construction Permits?
10. What Are The Requirement For New Residential Construction?
11. How Long Is My Permit Good For?
12. If I Hire A Contractor, Who Buys The Permit?
13. What Type Of Inspections Can Be Faxed?
14. What Type Of Permits Requests Can Be Faxed?
15. What Are The Historic Districts Recognized By Augusta Richmond County?
16. If the job site is within the Historic District, what are the requirements?
17. What Are The Requirements For The Issuance Of A Certificate Of Occupancy/Letters of Completion?
18. Who can obtain a permit?
19. What are the requirements for a homeowner’s permit?
20. Can I Work On My Rental Property?
21. What Type Of Remodeling Job Should Not Be Done By A Homeowner?
22. How do I obtain a license to run a business from my home?
23. Can I use a modular building for a commercial occupancy?
24. Can I move a manufactured home into Augusta Richmond County?
25. Are Used Modular Buildings allowed for Commercial Use?
26. Do I need a permit to repair foundation settlement?
27. Are Special Inspections required?
28. Is a permit required to construct a shed on my residential property?
29. Is a permit required for solar panels?
30. Is a drip edge required when installing a new roof, or re-roofing a building?